Thandeka Lodge in Waterberg

Dining at Thandeka

Luxurious accommodation at Thandeka


Nestled peacefully in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range in the Northern Province, Thandeka Lodge is the ideal getaway where the weary traveler can relax and revel in the exquisite natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage.

Come and experience spectacular vistas and this majestic wilderness in the luxury that is Thandeka Lodge. Only two short hours drive from Johannesburg, this privately owned and run reserve is a must for everyone, from the bushveld connoisseur to the romantic at heart.

Thandeka is a malaria-free reserve that homes an abundant variety of wildlife, birds and flora. The lodge offers a true Out-of-Africa experience, with the architecture designed around promoting close encounters with the unspoilt South African bushveld. The sleek main building rings of an era of colonialism with a contemporary twist, while the interior is exquisitely decorated in a colonial-contemporary style. Accommodation takes the form of individual, luxurious tented-lodges, each one decorated with unique touches, hidden in the splendour of the bush.

Choose from one of six exquisite tented suites that will soon be extended to fifteen. Each tent is tucked away separately in the secluded bush, complete with private salas. Thandeka caters for couples and families, with huge, airy double and family suites to choose from.

Each en-suite room has been individually named and decorated, ensuring a unique experience every time you visit Thandeka. Enjoy miles and miles of Africa from the beautiful sunken polished-sandstone bath or relax on the sala overlooking the bushveld plains.

Meals can be enjoyed in the magnificent main lodge building that houses the dining room, lounge, and conference room. Sip on a cocktail at the pool’s edge or relax in the lush lounge, all the time viewing the splendour of the bush surrounds. Thandeka offers three full meals a day, with the option of having breakfast or dinner in the privacy of your own tented-suite or on your sala.

Our staff’s emphasis is on exceptional service and attendants are on hand 24-7, with world-class cuisine at your fingertips. We offer a bespoke dining experience with no request too unusual or impossible – you imagine the dining experience and we will make it a reality!

Activities and Facilities:
Discovery awaits the discerning traveler at Thandeka Lodge. Whether it’s a game drive or you prefer lounging at the pool, a variety of activities are on offer:

  • Sunset and sunrise game drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Nearby golf facilities
  • Private customised dinners to your request
  • Children’s activities
  • Conference facilities
  • Intimate weddings, honeymoons and special occasions
  • Swimming pool and deck
  • Bar and lounge
  • Nearby horse riding
  • Cheetah sanctuary nearby